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Belgium looks to follow UK with SkyGuardian

19th November 2018 - 21:09 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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Belgium looks to be following the UK in the procurement of the General Atomics (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SkyGuardian UAV, after the announcement on 19 November that the Belgian government has approved the commencement of negotiations for the aircraft.

Derived from the legacy MQ-9 platform and formally known as the Certifiable Predator B, SkyGuardian is designed to be able to operate in non-segregated, civil airspace due to detect-and-avoid capabilities. The type also has a maritime variant, named SeaGuardian.

In a released statement Linden Blue, CEO of GA-ASI, said: ‘We look forward to providing our unmanned aircraft systems to meet Belgium’s

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